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you want the viewer to see about what these hospitals in the inner cities are up against every day? >> the antenna first went up for me, my wife and i first came out of graduate school, the same grad with school at uc berkeley. i came out with journalism and she came out with speech. she would come home with stories of her patients that were quite remarkable and surprising to me. one of them i remember. there was this guy and he was a drummer in this village in east africa and he was a legend, like bob marley. he was in the hospital and people came, they brought food, brought their drums, they would break out into song. this guy was just a statistic, just a headline, somebody that no one would ever get to know. that got me thinking about how many more people there were like this guy, whose stories were never told. outside the context of the health-care debate, i was interested in the stories of the community and what they were going through day-to-day. that began the exploration and development of the idea that eventually became the film. tavis: i was fascinated when i got a chance
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight a conversation with the first african-american woman to win best director at the sundance film festival. her project is the film "middle of nowhere." it opens this weekend in new york, l.a., and other select cities. we're glad you joined us. a conversation with filmmaker ava duvernay coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminating hunger and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: ava duvernay became the first african-american woman to win best director at this year's sundance film festival. the movie is set in south l.a. and looks at the life of a woman whose husband is sentenced to eight years in prison. here are some scenes from "middle of nowhere." >> d
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